Climate scientists are very worried that a key location of the Pacific Ocean is now hotter than recorded in at least 25 years.
By Jenny Staletovich, The Miami Herald Forecasters upped the odds for a slow hurricane season Thursday, predicting even fewer storms as record strong winds in the upper atmosphere keep a lid on brewing storms. Just five to 10 storms are predicted over the rest of the season that runs through November, said Gerry Bell, lead […]
By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — A powerful El Nino that had been emerging in the Pacific is fizzling out, evaporating hopes it will deliver a knockout punch to California’s three-year drought. A new report from scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration decreases the probability of an El […]
By Joey Holleman, The State (Columbia, S.C.) COLUMBIA, S.C. — As the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season begins to heat up this summer so does the ocean surface in the equatorial Pacific, and that’s good news for South Carolina. The warming in the Pacific, known as El Nino, affects weather patterns worldwide. In terms of hurricanes, […]
By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Rainy seasons over the last two years were the driest in downtown Los Angeles since record-keeping began in 1877, and forecasters now say the El Nino that had been predicted to bring some relief may not materialize. According to the National Weather Service, the 2012 to […]
By Ken Kaye, Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday. The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Nino, the large-scale weather pattern that suppresses storm formation, to emerge by […]